Army eyes FY-25 new-start to extend range of IFPC laser against cruise missiles

By Jason Sherman / March 20, 2024 at 2:01 PM
The Army is looking to launch a new-start project in fiscal year 2025 to extend the effective range of directed-energy weapons -- seeking a capability to sharpen the aim of speed-of-light systems in general and specifically to give the laser-armed Indirect Fire Protection Capability a longer reach against cruise missiles. The Army’s FY-25 budget request seeks $5.5 million for an advanced technology project called Integrated Beam Control Systems Demo for C-CM, a new project in the service’s air and missile...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.